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  Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 2:03 PM ET

Grow Your Portfolio With These ‘Mustard Seed’ Sectors

Posted By: JeeYeon Park
There are some “mustard seeds” out there for investors, Tom Lydon of ETFTrends.com told CNBC. »Read more
  Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 11:12 AM ET

End Of Month Melt-Up

Posted By: Bob Pisani
The S&P 500 has hit a 3-month high; shorts are looking to cover as the month closes out. As I've said before, it wasn't supposed to be this way; many big names-including big quant funds-were positioned short going into earnings season, under the assumption we would sell into the rallies in March and the first half of April. »Read more
  Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 10:05 AM ET

Options Love Shaw Group's China Nuke Deal

Posted By: Mike Yamamoto|Managing Editor, OptionMonster
Traders are bullish on the Shaw Group, buying both stock and options contracts after the engineering company announced a strategic deal to help build nuclear power plants in China. »Read more
  Wednesday, 29 Apr 2009 | 9:28 AM ET

This Morning's Silver Lining

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Futures dropped as the first quarter GDP estimate, at down 6.1 percent, was well below expectations of down 4.7 percent. However, the downside impact has been limited because personal consumption was higher than expected. »Read more
  Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 3:56 PM ET

Options Target Video Game Maker Ahead of Earnings

Posted By: Pete Najarian
Electronic Arts is seeing unusually heavy options activity ahead of its earnings report next week. The average options volume for the game software company is 9,370 for a full session, but more than 78,000 contracts have changed hands so far Tuesday. »Read more
  Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 3:34 PM ET

Swine Flu Jitters Help Surprising Sectors Glitter

Posted By: JeeYeon Park
There could be some investment opportunities from the swine flu outbreak, said Darin Richards, CIO of AKT Wealth Advisors. »Read more
  Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 3:20 PM ET

Remember The Bull Position

Posted By: Bob Pisani
Stock action in the last week of the month supports bull position. Remember the bull position: that the great decline in stock prices, combined with government support, along with economic news that will prove to be "less bad" as the months go on, is providing a floor under the stock market. »Read more
  Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 1:41 PM ET

Why Tech Run May Continue (And How to Play It)

Posted By: Tom Lydon|Editor, ETFTrends.com
The Nasdaq is on pace for the biggest two-month gain since 2002. This technology laden index is also the only major index in positive territory year-to-date and was hugely responsible for leading the end 2000-2002 bear market. Why is tech suddenly so exciting? And how should you play it? »Read more
  Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 12:22 PM ET

Art Cashin: Traders Fear a 'Son of Bear Stearns'

Posted By: CNBC.com
Art Cashin, UBS Financial Services director of floor operations, offered CNBC his take on Tuesday's market: The stress tests of the financials; the economic impact of Swine Flu; and yesterday's frightening public-relations error by the Air Force over the skies of NYC. »Read more
  Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | 11:05 AM ET

Citigroup and BofA: More Common Shares Coming?

Posted By: CNBC.com
Citigroup is discussing its capital levels with the Obama administration —  but the financial giant doesn't expect to need more government assistance, reports said Tuesday. But speculation continues to swirl around Citi and Bank of America. See David Faber's report here. »Read more

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